what is chocolate bloom?

Have you ever noticed an unusual coating on your chocolate? While it may look like it’s gone bad, it’s a common occurrence that happens when chocolate has been exposed to warm temperatures and moisture. Chocolate experts call this chocolate blooming, and it can happen to any type of chocolate.

There are two types of chocolate blooming, fat and sugar bloom.

Fat blooming happens when the chocolate has been around warm temperatures and is the most common type of chocolate bloom. It can be indicated by grey or white streaks on the chocolate, which means the cocoa butter separates from the other ingredients.

Sugar bloom is caused by too much moisture, and the white coating seen on the chocolate is the absorbed sugar crystals.

Blooming does not mean the chocolate has gone bad, so you don’t have to throw it away. To fix sugar bloom, all you need to do is melt it down and remold it.

While blooming doesn’t look pleasing to the eye, it is still safe to eat and bake with it.

You can avoid sugar bloom by placing your chocolate in a cool, dry location in an airtight container. While you can store it in the fridge, there are specific steps you should take to make sure the chocolate doesn’t absorb the other flavors in the refrigerator.

Wrap the chocolate and then place it in an airtight container. When you want to use it, bring it out and allow it to warm to room temperature.

Properly stored chocolate can last three to six months, and avoiding temperature shocks can prevent blooming.

You can also freeze chocolate, but before you do, it’s best to store it in the fridge for twenty-four hours before it goes into the freezer.

By placing the chocolate in the fridge before freezing, you avoid temperature shocks. The same goes for allowing the chocolate to reach room temperature.

At Lazar’s Chocolates, we have a wide variety of chocolates and other sweet and savory products that will satisfy everyone’s cravings. With the holiday season fast approaching, our products can make a perfect gift for anyone. And we try and celebrate all faiths by creating chocolates and treats for all religions so that nobody is excluded.

For more information on our products, like ingredients and placing an order, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

candy corn pumpkins

Nothing says fall festive like candy corn pumpkins. These sweet treats are like their candy corn counterparts, only shaped like the symbol of Halloween. Whether you like candy corn or don’t like it, you cannot deny that these Halloween-shaped treats are a delight, and you can place them in a bowl for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s never too early to think about what you’re going to serve during your celebrations or what you will give away as gifts. At Lazar’s, we have plenty of gift baskets, boxes, platters and packages for you to choose from to kick off your holiday tradition.

If candy corn pumpkins aren’t your thing and you prefer the traditional candy corn, we also have those. Choose from as little as one pound or as much as ten pounds. The more you end up ordering, the more you save. Prices start at $10 a pound. But, if candy corn isn’t your thing, you can choose from assorted candy gift bags, jelly beans, licorice and many other sweet and sour gummies. We also carry sugar and nut-free chocolates for those with dietary restrictions.

For more information on our candy corn pumpkins or our other products, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s Chocolate today!

candy corn pumpkins

chocolate chanukah gelt

If your holiday tradition is giving away chocolate Chanukah gelt, Lazars Chocolate has just what you need. Our bulk gelts start with as little as 1/4lbs of chocolate to 10 lbs. And did we mention that there is a 20% discount with a 10lbs order? These chocolate treats are the perfect way to celebrate Chanukah.

Embracing other cultures’ holidays is important to us, and that is why we try to include different holiday-themed treats when the time comes for it. So if you’re looking for themed goodies for your celebration or any other day, consider Lazar’s many candies and chocolates. And if sweets aren’t your thing, we also have platters of dried fruits and nuts.

Our chocolate Chanukah gelt comes with iconic Chanukah images like menorahs, dreidels, and six-point stars. These treats make for a perfect table decoration or are given to the kids or the kid at heart as gifts on each of the eight nights of Chanukah. But we didn’t just stop at chocolate gelt, and we also have various other Chanukah-themed sweets such as dreidels, Star of David pops, menorah pops, and much more. There is something for everyone at Lazar’s Chocolates.

For more information on our chocolate Chanukah gelt or any of our other themed chocolates, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. Contact Lazar’s today!

chocolate chanukah gelt

thanksgiving gift bag

If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving gift bag for your celebration, Lazar’s Chocolate has you covered. These bags come with 1/4, 1/2, or 1 pound of our delicious milk chocolates shaped like turkeys. You can also find milk and chocolate-shaped leaves available, starting from 1/4 pound to 10 pounds. There’s no such thing as too much or too little chocolate.

Thanksgiving is that time of year when it’s okay to overindulge, whether it’s turkey, stuffing mashed potatoes, and yes, even chocolate and other sweets. So if you’re hosting a Thanksgiving celebration and want to serve some sweets, we have just what you’re looking for. We have assorted candy platters, chocolate platters, and chocolate-covered pretzels. And if you need something to decorate your table, our giant turkey centerpieces are perfect for you.

A Thanksgiving gift bag isn’t the only thing we carry for Thanksgiving. We also have solid chocolate turkeys, personalized boxes of chocolates, turkey pops, milk chocolate nonpareils, and much more. And if sweets aren’t your thing, we also have platters of assorted nuts and dried fruits. Celebrate Thanksgiving your way with many of our delicious treats.

For more information on ordering a Thanksgiving gift bag or any of our other products, visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s Chocolate today!

thanksgiving gift bag

thanksgiving chocolate gift boxes

Thanksgiving chocolate gift boxes are back and just in time for the fall season. With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, you’re probably already planning the weekend. Why not include some delicious treats from Lazar’s chocolates? Not only are they good to eat, but they also make beautiful centerpieces for the Thanksgiving table.

Hosting any gathering can be fun, especially when it comes to decorating. One of the places that need trimming is the table. And we have just the thing for you, giant centerpiece chocolate turkeys. These adorable and delicious chocolate treats will surely be the talk of the table. Who can resist turkey for dessert?

Our thanksgiving chocolate gift boxes come in various styles, including leaves, mini turkeys, milk, or dark chocolate. We also carry a personalized chocolate gift box with a Thanksgiving-themed chocolate bar in the middle, along with a variety of our chocolate treats in milk or dark chocolate. So if you’re not hosting Thanksgiving this year, treat your host to one of our sweet thanksgiving treats. But if you are hosting a large Thanksgiving feast, consider treating your guests with our assorted chocolate and candy platters.

For more information on our thanksgiving chocolate gift boxes or other Thanksgiving, goodies visit our website or give us a call at (516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

thanksgiving chocolate gift boxes

Why do we eat candy and chocolate on Halloween?

Halloween is every kid’s or kid at heart’s favorite time of year. Who doesn’t like decorating, candy, chocolate, and all things spooky? We all know that the Halloween tradition is. But we never really think about why we eat candy and chocolate on October 31st. 

Celtics celebrated a tradition called Samhain, which is said to be the inspiration for Halloween. Samhain was the time to celebrate the last harvest for the year and the upcoming winter season. Celtics would also use the festival to honor their dead by leaving treats out on their doorsteps.

After the Catholics invaded Ireland in the 1st century, they changed many Pagan holidays to fit their religion. November 1st became the feasts of All Saints and All Souls. The day before, October 31st was called All Hallow’s  Eve.

The holiday changed, but other traditions stayed the same, like honoring the dead with food. But instead of candy, they left out soul cakes. Soul cakes are pastries baked with expensive ingredients. But instead of leaving them for ghosts, they gave them to beggars who came door-to-door praying for souls in trade for something to eat. 

To avoid being bothered by evil spirits, they would wear costumes. This ritual was referred to as Souling. The tradition. of Souling didn’t make its way over to the United States, but in America, they used Halloween to celebrate the end-of-year harvest. 

But instead of soul cakes and candies, they served homemade treats such as caramel apples and mixed nuts. 

The idea of trick or treating didn’t start until the 1950s when neighborhoods began growing, and people needed something to get to know their neighbors and have fun. The idea of Souling was reinvented, and kids got to dress up and walk their streets and receive treats like nuts, coins, and homemade goods.

Candy companies needed an excuse to market their product in the fall. 

So they started telling consumers that they needed to start handing out candy during Halloween. The companies created more miniature versions of their products, and adults were happy that they no longer had to bake treats.

Now, we cannot imagine a Halloween without mini versions of our favorite chocolate bars and other sweet treats. 

At Lazar’s, we love Halloween and if you’re looking for some Halloween treats to celebrate the spooky season, we have a variety of treats for you. Visit our website for more information or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. 

nut-free chocolate

At Lazar’s, we know how important having nut-free chocolate is. That is why we make sure to carry these and other special dietary products so everyone can enjoy a sweet treat now and then. These products are available in a variety of different flavors, including nut-free chocolate-covered Oreos, marshmallow pops, pretzels, chocolate lollypops and milk chocolate parallels. 

If you are not located near one of our two stores but want to order something sweet or savory, you are in luck as we ship anywhere. All you have to do is visit our website, select the product or products you want and check out. Shipping costs will vary with each location, and an extra ice and insulation fee is added for shipping during the summer months or warmer climates. 

Having the nut-free chocolate option is essential for kids as they can take these treats to school with them and not have to worry about triggering any nut allergies, whether it’s them who have the allergy or one of their classmates. However, that same thing could be said for anyone who works closely with a nut allergy. 

For more information on nut-free chocolate or any of our other products, including our sugar-free and kosher products, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. Contact Lazar’s today! We will answer any questions you may have. 

nut-free chocolate

sugar free chocolates

If you’re looking for tasty sugar-free chocolates, Lazar’s is the place to go. We carry a variety of sugar-free chocolates for you to enjoy. From barks to filled chocolates, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Some of these chocolates are available in milk, dark, or a mixture of both.

As a fourth-generation chocolate family, we know our chocolates and other fine goods. So if you’re hosting a gathering such as a shower or simply looking for a gift, let us help you pick out the perfect treat for the special occasion. There are many gifts, platters, and favors to choose from, such as our fancy gift baskets, assorted platters, wedding, and bridal favors, and much more. We even have a selection just for kids.

Providing sugar-free chocolates is important to us as we want everyone to enjoy our products. We also offer nut and kosher-free products, and if you have special dietary needs and are looking to purchase some of our products, feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. We can help you with any of your concerns as well as offer you some suggestions.

For more information on our sugar-free chocolates or any of our other products, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

sugar free chocolates


Happy New Year

Lazar’s Chocolate would like to wish a very Happy New Year to our Jewish customers. To help them celebrate the occasion, we have created a variety of New Year’s themed chocolates that everyone will enjoy, whether you are giving them as a gift or bringing them to the table for a party.

If you are hosting a gathering with family or friends, our party platters are perfect for the occasion. We have many options to choose from, like candy, assorted chocolates, chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate fruit and nuts, and just fruit and nuts. Each of these platters ranges in size from small to extra large. Party platters make a great centerpiece, and they ensure that everyone gets something they’ll enjoy.

A great way to say Happy New Year to your loved ones is by giving them a chocolate gift box or gift set. You can also celebrate the occasion with some of our novelties, including chocolate Shofars, a chocolate Star of David pop, chocolate-covered apples, a filled chocolate apple dish, New Years Chocolate Bar, and Jelly slices. There is something for everyone at Lazar’s.

Have a Happy New Year from all of us at Lazar’s. For more information on any of our products and placing an order, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. We will answer any questions you may have. Contact Lazar’s today!

Happy New Year

jewish new year gift box

At Lazar’s, our Jewish New Year gift box is perfect for celebrating this special occasion. We pack each of these boxes with 3/4 pounds of our delicious, assorted, handcrafted chocolates. Gift them to your friends, coworkers, family members, or even pick one up for yourself. You can never go wrong with treats from Lazar’s chocolates.

If you’re more into candy than chocolate, we have you covered. Not only do we carry an assortment of chocolates, but we also have a variety of your favorite types of candies. If you’re hosting a party, then our assorted candy platter is for you. This platter is available in four different sizes, ranging from small to extra large. And each platter contains a mixture of sour and sweet gummy candies.

In our Jewish New Year gift box, you will find a mixture of nuts, chewies, pretzels, cherries, truffles, and solids. But if you are looking for something more, why not give our New Years’ gift set a try. These gift sets come with the same chocolates as our boxes and a whole lot more, including popcorn, mini Oreos, and mini peanut butter cups. And they are available in small, medium and large sizes.

For more information on our Jewish New Year gift box, visit our website or give us a call at 1(516)829-5785. Contact Lazar’s today! We will answer any questions you may have.

jewish new year gift box